Shoppers urged to claim money-off voucher for the Moor Market ahead of big Christmas shopping Saturday

Shoppers are being urged to claim a free money-off voucher for The Moor Market in Sheffield ahead of one of the last shopping Saturdays before Christmas.

By David Walsh
Friday, 11th December 2020, 3:00 pm

Some 2,000 vouchers worth £5 were made available in a £10,000 Christmas giveaway aimed at luring customers back after lockdown.

Well over half have been claimed, market managers say, leaving about 400 still up for grabs.

Vouchers are valid all day Saturday and can be used at most businesses in the 70-stall venue.

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Traders who have clung on throughout 2020 are hoping Christmas shopping will provide the boost they desperately need.

At the same time, they are also be a ‘huge array’ of deals in the run up to the big day, and a special stand-alone ‘Twelve Deals of Christmas’ promotion with products reduced to exactly £5, from steaks to sandwiches and from chips to t-shirts.

The Moor Market.

There is also free parking across the city every weekend in December.

Stallholders insist the venue is safer then a supermarket, with strict limits on numbers. And it still offers quality, low prices, expertise - and the chance to have a chat.

Some 200 vouchers have been reserved for those who are shielding or quarantining and cannot attend in person. They can be redeemed using new online shop which combines the best stalls in one delivery.

The Great Christmas Giveaway comes after traders joined forces with market management.

Coun Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said it was a way of giving something back to customers after a very tough year.

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